Powell, slipping the Articles into a long envelope, spoke up with a sort of
cold half-laugh without looking at either of us.
Abruptly, in the middle of those sunny and windy flats, he came upon a sort of
cleft almost narrow enough to be called a crack in the land.
He must be more a sort of
an upper servant," Wingrave continued.
Meantime intelligent, with a sort of
lofty simplicity, and curious at heart, but not like many women merely of social gossip, she amused her age by attracting within her ken through the power of her great, almost historical, social prestige everything that rose above the dead level of mankind, lawfully or unlawfully, by position, wit, audacity, fortune or misfortune.
The latter is a very large, bright, clean, cheerful apartment with three windows in it, and a partition-wall which, running outwards from the front wall, makes a sort of
little den, a sort of
extra room, for myself.
Every one in the place, except one poor woman, seems to look upon him as a sort of
While the stars that oversprinkle All the heavens, seem to twinkle With a crystalline delight; Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of
Runic rhyme, To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells From the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.
Everyone's looking at Jerry, 'specially me, wondering what next, and trying to get their breath, and Jerry's frowning at the cold beef, and there's a sort of
Entering at last, he walked through the confectioner's shop to the back room, which was a sort of
pastry-cook restaurant, merely raising his hat to the young lady who was serving there.
The only thing I remember was a sort of
green light--very clouded, very dim--which came up from the well.
I was ashamed (even now, perhaps, I am ashamed): I got to the point of feeling a sort of
secret abnormal, despicable enjoyment in returning home to my corner on some disgusting Petersburg night, acutely conscious that that day I had committed a loathsome action again, that what was done could never be undone, and secretly, inwardly gnawing, gnawing at myself for it, tearing and consuming myself till at last the bitterness turned into a sort of
shameful accursed sweetness, and at last--into positive real enjoyment
I thought the pen had been a good pen and that it had done enough for me, and so, with the idea of keeping it for a sort of
memento on which I could look later with tender eyes, I put it into my waistcoat pocket.
The room was empty yet; only Schomberg prowled round me goggle-eyed and with a sort of
awed respectful cu riosity.
The house," she explained, "is on a sort of
tongue of land, with a tidal river on either side and the sea not fifty yards away from our drawing-room window.
Presently, a sort of
choking sound came out of the pillow, and went straight to her heart the most pathetic sob she ever heard, for, though it was the most natural means of relief, the poor fellow must not indulge in it because of the afflicted eyes.